Youth Arts in the Parks

student artwork
detail from the 2016 Wildflower Contest best in show winner: Red Trillium, by Presley Peterson
2018 Youth Arts in the Park Art Contest poster

Youth Arts in Parks Wildflower Contest

Has nature ever inspired you to do something creative? Local students can celebrate their creativity through the Youth Arts in the Parks program. This youth art contest and April art exhibition at Tamarack allows students to serve as community leaders and raise awareness of Appalachia’s natural diversity and parks. Their works will inspire community connections to local ecology, as well as outdoor stewardship. Student participants in this art program will also have the opportunity to explore the business of art and its role in economic development.

This wildflower art contest is open to all K – 12 grade students in Fayette, Nicholas, Raleigh, and Summers Counties. Students may use a variety of mediums to create a work of art inspired by a spring Appalachian wildflower native to the New River Gorge area of West Virginia. You can sumbit artwork for the 2018 contest from January 9 through February 7, 2018. Check the contest rules page for information on how to submit artwork.

painting of a flame azalea

Wildflower Art Contest Overview & Rules

Check the overview and rules page for all the information you need to enter the next Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest.

Silver bell-like flowers hanging from a branch

Wildflower Art Contest Species Checklist

Check the species list for a list of native wildflowers that you can use for the Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest.

white and pink wildflower

Wildflower Art Contest Species Reference

Check here for photo references of species you can use for the Appalachian Spring Wildflower Art Contest.


Check out winning artwork from previous years.


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P.O. Box 246, 104 Main Street
Glen Jean, WV 25846


(304) 465-0508

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